Pre-Sentence Investigations

Probation Officers complete court ordered pre-sentence reports for the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County. Reports include information on each defendant's criminal history, socioeconomic status, health, drug and alcohol history, employment and financial status, and other information to aid the court in sentencing. 

The PSI Unit:

  • attends trainings offered through the Commission several times each year and maintain an awareness of updates to sentencing policy, statutes, and sentencing programs/alternatives
  • aids the Court in determining offender eligibility for diversionary and sentencing programs
  • reports judicial sentencing statistics to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

For more information on Sentencing in Pennsylvania:  Visit the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

Reports include a Prior Record Score and Sentencing Guideline recommendations. All reports are confidential and are not public record. 

President Judge Vough's Order on electronic PSI Sharing: Re: PSI - Order No. 460 MD 2021


PSI Reports are available to all counsel of record via Microsoft SharePoint. To access the site for electronic file sharing, you must complete and submit an access request form. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an automated email invitation and access to the site. 


To inspect a physical copy of a PSI report, contact Adult Probation & Parole, Supervisor Alma McGarry (right). Reports will be made available for inspection. Due to COVID-19, appointments are strongly encouraged. Please do not visit judge's chambers to access reports.